With summer almost done (where the heck did it go?) and the next round of shows about to start running, I decided to take inventory of what I’ll be back to watch next season and see what I’m watching during the summer rounds. Still more than I’d have thought and I’ll be working to shrink this list as much as possible. This covers primarily broadcast and running series rather than covering short and event series (e.g. Sherlock), though I touch on some.
Anticipating and/or curious
The Tomorrow People
The Michael J. Fox Show
The Crazy Ones
Person of Interest (still intriguing and with new directions to go)
Community (we’ll see how this final season goes, the last was very weak)
Game of Thrones
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother (mostly just to see how it ends)
Elementary (surprised me how good it turned out to be)
Sure it’s silly, but it is the closest thing to clever on this front since 3rd Rock from the Sun. It can be scathing and Olagundoye is bloody brilliant. At 30 min/wk it is a great distraction (much like Big Bang)
Yeah, I’m going back again. I really stay for Kelly, but honestly the show has devolved over the last couple seasons, but remains entertaining enough to keep me coming back — and the guest stars didn’t hurt.
Twisted (in progress…a little juvenile, but some interesting mysteries. Still may drop it soon if stays too soap opera)
Burn Notice (ended… response pending)
Letting die on the vine
Under the Dome
Turned me off from the moment it started. It captures all the weaknesses of King’s writing and little or none of the strengths.
What could have been a great mini-series just became an absurd and poorly researched soap opera. Ending on a horror-style cliff-hanger just made it worse. I like a lot of the performers in this series, but I’m not wasting any more of my time.
Despite a good idea, it is bad science fiction in the extreme and with willfully stupid characters. Gave it 3 episodes and ran quickly away. I just don’t trust the chatter that said, “it got better.” The hole was too deep for me.
Love Lehman, which got me here, but the writing and approach weren’t compelling.
Yeah… no. Bad revival of Time Cop, Time Trax and similar series. Bad writing and unconvincing acting. How it got to season 3 boggles my brain.
Beauty and the Beast
Just not their demographic.
Cancelled, or stopped wasting my time
Cult (stopped after cancelled–a lost O’Bannon possibliity, but perhaps he’ll spend more time on Defiance now)
Zero Hour (stopped before cancelled, but it died after 2 eps)